By providing staples, specialties, and Southern hospitality, Brookshire Grocery Co. (BCG) has grown into a chain of more than 175 grocery stores. Its store brands include Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market, and FRESH by Brookshire's supermarkets in its home state of Texas, and in Arkansas and Louisiana. BGC's retail operations include 113 fuel centers and 119 in-store pharmacies. The regional grocery company also operates three distribution centers and four food and beverage manufacturing plants. The company's founder, W.T. Brookshire, opened his first store in 1928 in Tyler, Texas.
The regional grocery operator's recipe for growth includes technology investments, price breaks, improved vendor partnerships, and an aggressive remodeling program. To better compete with Wal-Mart Supercenters, among other rivals, the Texas grocer has added its own Health & Harmony line of organic and natural foods and other specialty food items, and is touting low prices.